California may let undocumented immigrants buy Obamacare

Posted by Grameen PrimaCare in Blog

California lawmakers and activists are spearheading a first-in-the-nation plan to let undocumented immigrants buy Obamacare health insurance. Supporters say the California proposal, which would need federal approval and couldn’t start until 2017, is the next logical step in expanding health insurance to a population that was intentionally excluded from the...

U.S. Uninsured Rate at 11.4% in Second Quarter

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The uninsured rate among U.S. adults aged 18 and older was 11.4% in the second quarter of 2015, down from 11.9% in the first quarter. The uninsured rate has dropped nearly six percentage points since the fourth quarter of 2013, just before the requirement for Americans to...

How Microfinance Helps Developing Nations

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Maxim Zorya had more than a decade’s experience as a registered nurse in his native Ukraine, and then in Israel. But when he and his family made Vancouver their home five years ago, Zorya’s nursing career floundered. In a story too familiar for many highly-trained immigrants, Zorya was told he...

Muhith praises Yunus for setting up Grameen Bank

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday praised Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus for giving microcredit an institutional shape in the country by setting up Grameen Bank. He said in the past microcredit activities were led by individuals and everything collapsed when they had gone. “Yunus first set up a system which...

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